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cloudy conditions. we have a big game tonight with the 49ers with the numbers in the late evening hours dropping into the upper 40s. overnight once again we will look for the winds to really slack off and that's when we could see a hard freeze tonight. more details on that and a look at the seven-day coming up. katie. >> lots going on. thank you, lisa. whether it gets this cold it's tough on people and plants and pets and for some it can be dangerous. we take a closer look at the consequences of the cold. >> it's good to get lower sides of leaves, as well, because that's where most of the leaf openings are on most plants, is the undersides. >> it's one of the most extensive collections of cacti and in the world. it's his job to protect them. >> we have a lot of thermal mass here. >> he can't afford to lose any of the endangered plants because
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they contain valuable genetic material. >> in an overriding way we are conserving and preserving some of the species here that may go extinct in the wild. >> nice and warm. nice and warm. >> it's just as important to protect the pets at the berkeley east bayman society. a sweater donation program is helping the rescue center, which is still recovering from a fire two years ago. >> and it's going to be cold again tonight so we get them all buttoned up before we go home so they stay nice and warm. >> the temperature in most of the bay area was in the low hows last night but it wasn't enough to keep people from celebrating the weekend n this weekend some things felt better than others like this hot pot. >> when it's cold outside, we just want soup so we decided to do a hot pot tonight. >> another hot item, something the employees at the ace berkeley hardware star hadn't thought of until it started
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flying off the shelves. >> ant base, ant sprays and because when it's cold the ants come into your house. >> and the chp is warning again there could be black eyes on the roads, reporting in berkeley, i'm allen wong, abc7 news. >> speaking of the roads, i want to mention also that there is a big rig that has been jackknifed on the i-5 in the >> in other news four people died in separate smootings across oakland. the first took place at 2:30 yesterday on east 17th street. another person died on cannon avenue and a third victim died after being shot on 24th street around 4:15 and gunfire took a fourth victim around 8:20 last night on hillside street. sky 7hd shows this view of officers at the scene of the first shooting, again, on 17th street. officers were also looking for clues and witness at the second
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crime scene year diamond canyon park. no suspects in any of the shootings. a man's body was discovered at a recycling plat. he has lived in both santa rosa and eureka. he would sometimes stay with family members but he was a known transient. sky 7hd was overhead after a worker found his body in petaluma at a recycling facility yesterday afternoon. he said he did not work at the disposal services. there are no obvious signs of cram ma but detectives are treating the death as suspicious. about 150 people came together in san francisco's mission district demanding a stop to violence against women. demonstrators carried banners as they marched. it came after a woman escaped from a would-be rapist on sunday
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morning. the woman fought the man off and screamed for help. he went away after neighbors opened their windows and turned on the lights. the victim got the word out about her ordeal through social media. in apartment residents have released surveillance video in hopes of identifying the person who has been stealing their mail. the tape shows two people breaking into the building on goff street. the thieves then stole the contents of the mailboxes. the police did not respond until yesterday after the same two people broke in again. >> this is a very busy city so we have to prioritize a lot of our calls. we have a and b and c priorities. as much as we would like to be everywhere, it's very difficult. >> residents say police told them postal inspectors would have to handle the incident since the theft was from inside the mailbox. charlie the pit bull is
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getting a reprieve. he attacked a horse. the sentence was suspended to euthanize the dog while the owner fought to keep his dog alive. the officials and the owner have agreed to a settlement. the man will give up ownership of the dog and san francisco animal care and control will place charlie in an animal sanctuary. a major pot bust in san jose. more than 300 plants and 45 pounds ever processed marijuana were seized on thursday from two homes on trestle wood drive and crescendos avenue. the raid came after a month-long investigation. two people have been arrested. new this morning, disgraced cyclist lance armstrong will reportedly admit to doping with an interview with oprah winfrey on monday. they site anonymous sources in
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saying he will admit to using performance-enhancing drugs but will not go into detail. armstrong's attorney has yet to comment on the report which follows a similar report by the new york times last week. the interview with oprah will air on thursday on her cable channel. last year he was stripped of his seventh tour de france title and he was band from the sport for life. its do-or-die time for the 49ers tonight. the team face as tough playoff game against the packers at candlestick at five. san francisco is certainly showing team spirit all over the city. take a look at the golden gate bridge. follow takers dressed up in 49er apparel. we have more. >> san francisco is glowing with 49er pride ahead of tomorrow's big playoff game against the packers. come game time candlestick will be warming with people and police, more officers than are usually at home games.
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there will be units on dirt bikes and motor patrol. >> and we will also have our plainclothes officers out there and they will be wearing, yes, both the green bay packer jerseys and also the 49 jerseys as well. >> with the new year came a new state law requiring all major league sports stadiums to post phone numbers fans can use to call securities. something candlestick has been doing for a while. >> if someone is acting unruly, they can text us anonymously and that will be posted throughout candlestick. >> hopefully the game will be a good time for all. so far packers fans have had positive things to say about san francisco. >> fun city to be in. i'm having a blast. >> these friends flew in from alberta. that's canada, eh. finally a fan from wisconsin. but he lived in bakersfield. most of the cheering will be from 49ers fans.
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like this couple from iowa. it's their first time here but it won't be their last. >> i have new season tickets for 40 years. >> you do not live here. >> right. we will travel out for every home game. >> i call that a super fan. everyone i met has tickets for the game. >> pretty good seats. >> row one end zone. we are ready for the lambeau elite. >> but watch out for counterfeit tickets. only way to guarantee the authenticity of a ticket is to buy it from a reputable vender. the game is sold out but they are talking about resale websites. abc7 news. 49ers fans continue to show off their red and gold pride. take a look at this family sporting 49er jerseys by the christmas tree. and a motorcyclist caught up with the sourdough fan. e-mail your photos to ureport. we will be posting them at abc7news.com and we may just
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welcome back. it's 5:12 on this saturday morning. you are looking at live doppler 7hd. you can always check this out no matter where you are or when it is on our website abc7news.com. clearly no rain in the forecast but it is cold out there and a freeze watch is on tap for tonight. keep live doppler 7hd in mind
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for the next time the wet stuff rolls through the bay area. a public memorial will be held this morning for the petaluma teenager who disappeared after a new year's eve musical festival in south lake tahoe. the utility worker found allysa byrne's body 8 days ago near the festival. an autopsy has not determined her cause of death. authorities are now waiting for toxicology results. they say that could take up to six weeks. a public memorial is scheduled at 10:00 a.m. at casa grandee high school. people learned she was in missing in part because of the he was of a man known only at petaluma batman. about to see why they call him that and what he does to help others. abc7 news reporter sergio reports from petaluma. for the last few weeks this
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caped character has been scooting through the streets of petaluma on a mission. >> there's a motto a hero can be anyone and it's kind of taken a hold of in the new batman movies and i thought that's kind of neat. >> it's not what i go after, but what i do defines me. >> at night he keeps an eye on the city, calling police if he sees anything out of the ordinary. >> i don't take it in my own hands f i do see something i call the cops and make sure everything is going smoothly. >> he has fairly battles with petaluma joker and other villains compete with choreographed fights downtown. it started as a dare with a facebook profile and quickly caught the attention of thousands of people online. >> i started to go out in my costume and people recognized what i was doing, a charity and entertainment value, not vigilante and here we are. >> earlier this month he posted
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flyers around town when alyssa byrne went missing. >> he was there to help in the search phase. it's pretty cool. >> i don't know what he's doing but he's entering up the spirits in this town and that's what petaluma needs. we need a hero receipt now. >> we know his true identity but we have agreed to keep it confidential for his and his family's safety. bidet petaluma batman is a 19-year-old student with a day job and right now this is just a lot of fun. >> how long do you figure going to keep doing this, batman? >> until i wake up and i say to myself, you know, petaluma batman isn't fun anymore. as long as i can have a positive influence on people and nothing bad happens. >> i had a conversation with the petaluma shift sergeant. he said he's only seen petaluma batman once and he considers him pretty in innocuous. he said anytime someone wants to
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give the police tips to a crime, that's welcome, even if it is from a man in a cape. >> security efforts experts say you should disabled java software because a big security problem has been detected. it can allow hacktories attack with ransom spyware, essentially locking a computer until a ransom is paid. they will issue a new patch next week fixing it. you can send a message to zuckerberg to his in box. without paying the message allows in his other folder which goes into spam. they are testing a one dollars fee charged for the guarantee of delivery of notes. a bankruptcy judge has ruled
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the auction that resulted in dempsey's purchase is fair and square. company associated starbucks filed an objection. fully's needs more than dempsey's star power to get back into the coffee chain. they child for bankruptcy last year. >> a hot cup of coffee could come in handy this morning in the sierra where it is bitterly cold. good news, though, the roads are open. this is pictures at interstate 80 in truckee. the roads are open and you can see it's clear. the chp is requiring chains on most vehicles traveling to the mountains. cold, cold, cold, but a little bit of good news on the cold for right now, but temporary. >> that's right. we have a freeze watch going into effect tonight and our freeze warning for this morning has been cancelled because we do have a few clouds around. a little bit of a wind and the dewpoints are higher. but that's little comfort to the folks if the north and east bay valleys where numbers are at freezing root now. i'll tell you how warm it's going to get and how dry it will
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be for the next several days and when it's going to warm up. that's straight ahead. >> thank you, lisa. also next, warriors try to g t back on track, facing blazer's rookie kencision, damian, who grew111111g
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temperatures are cold, right around 40 in san francisco. but remember we have the big 49ers game at candle sick tonight. if you cross the bridge later you might notice the follow takers sporting their 49er gear. everybody is in the spirit of things but they will have to bundle up tonight. >> we had an extensive period of some very cold nights and it continues in fact well into the early part of our work week. even though the temperatures aren't freezing yet in all areas around the bay, we have some freezing temperatures in the north and east bay valleys. here's a look at the east bay cameras. temperatures are ranging from the 30s and 40s around the bay. but i forgot to mention truckee at ninenous 8 -- minus 8 this morning. that gives you an idea how cold it is out there. looking dry and quiet this morning. we are looking at what we call a
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midwinter dry spell with the averages being pretty dry right on through not only the weekend but the upcoming work week. so with that we are looking at cold temperatures. 31 in concord right now. good morning, novato, 32 for you and 32 in santa rosa. 42 san francisco. 37 along the coast with mid-30s in san jose, and los gatos 35. compared to yet we are certainly colder in most spots, anywhere from two to nine degrees colder than we were friday morning. but the delta, a little bit of a wind out that way. that's why you are a little bit warmer this morning. but by sunday and monday morning, once again, we will see lows in the overnight in the lower 30s. even some 20s are expected tonight, into monday morning. your highlights then, a string of cold nights continue for your sunday and monday morning. sunny and cool, and that forecast will hold right on through next week. in fact, it will take a while to warm up. more like the mid-to the end of the work week. here the setup. there was a weak system to the
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north and west of us and it is really falling apart. with that it is skirting the shoreline, bringing the rain showers just along the coast out in the ocean. and that gives us partly cloudy, cool conditions, and high pressure is building in offshore. those west to northwest winds will continue to pick up today. that's going to add to that cool feel to the air. so right on through the day tomorrow notice the sunny conditions and we will be looking at nice averages. but definitely on the cool side. so overnight lows tonight, yes, even colder. we are talking upper 20s santa rosa, 35 richmond with upper 20s in livermore. by the delta significantly cooler with 32 in palo alto. 33 in san jose. about 29 in morgan hill. high temperatures today ranging from the upper 40s from livermore, 49 san rafael, 52 oakland and 50 san francisco and town by the monterey bay, not much warmer.
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51 gilroy, 52 in salinas. so you have been waiting for the big game today with temperatures in the upper 40s, dropping to the mid-40s underneath the clear sky so it will be chilly this afternoon. here's the look ahead. the freeze watch overnight tonight into sunday morning. still, very chilly right through monday. sunny and dry and we will hit the upper 50s to near 60 and 60s by the end of the work week so that's what we call our midwinter dry spell. >> 60s will feel warm enough, i guess. thank you, lisa. in sports tonight the 49ers and packers play at candlestick park. check off at five. last night the warriors try to snap a two-game losing streak against the portland trail blazers. larry beil has the highlights in this morning's sports. >> good morning, everybody. the warriors built a big lead last night and then they had to find a way to put out the fire because blazers damian lillard, he went off. the kid grew up in oakland and put on a show.
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lillard with his own cheering section filled with family and friends. and there he is on the alley oop from steph curry. steph 22 points, one assist, one to barns here. to the hoop with authority. warriors were cruising up 15, but here comes damian lillard. smoldering! fizzling! and hit ten straight shots. the lay-up, way downtown. career best 47 points for lillard in his homecoming. down to a 4-point lead final minutes, steph to landry, and the warriors, a sigh of relief, holding off the blazetories snap a skid. 107-97. the 49ers play the packers tonight. kind of unusual, he grew up rooting for the packers. rogers, he used to cheer for the niners. rogers grew up in chico. he was a big niner fan. wanted to be the next joe montana, throwing to rice. cap was born in milwaukee and as
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a kid he loved the pack, i'dized brett favre. his family lives in new london, wisconsin. that's down the road from green bay. they love their packers but for this game they will pull for the red and gold. >> i've been a packer fan my whole life and that will never change, but i always tell everybody family comes first and there's no way i'm conflicted. gunshots who i want to win. remember the 2005 draft? rogers will never forget that day as he plummeted down the road. the niners by passed him and took smith. rogers fell to the packers. and the combination of those factors allowed the niners to finish half a game ahead of green bay. that's part of the reason why san francisco has home field for this playoff game. rogers said he's looking forward to playing at candlestick. >> it will be fun w a few baseball games there growing up and saw a game there when i was in college. you know, it's a stadium that's
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got a lot of tradition. but it will be a loud game, it will be a great environment and it should be a good show for the fans. >> second round of the zoney open in hawaii. the rainbow always a good sign. shot of the day, mark leashman. second shot, par 4, eighth hole. it is going, going and gone for eagle. 5 under parker. scott piercey, bogey 3. he's tied for second. two back of rookie russell henley, who leads it 14-under parker. that's a wrap on sports. have a great weekend, everybody. i'm larry beil. coming up next, a sudden surge ever activity at bay area flu clinics. is the outbreak moving into california? and the new warning for women as thieves get more and violent in this quarter, get 5% cash back.
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>> a nationwide flu outbreak is spreading but it's now concentrating in fewer states. take a look at this map. it says california is green, which means it hasn't been hit by the outbreak yet, but the outbreak is going worse in states shown in red. what is being done to prevent a major outbreak here? >> these flu vaccine doses are among the last available at the northern california kaiser facilities. >> we are running low and in some facilities there are certain types of the flu vaccine we have no longer available. >> the state believes there is still enough available elsewhere through pharmacies and doctors offices but northern california kaiser patients have used most of the 1.35 million doses purchased by the hospital. >> although we are looking desperately to try to find vaccine that's still available on the market, most of the flu
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vaccine has been purchased in this country. >> in california this flu season there have been four deaths so far. two in sacramento, a young man and an elderly patient. 20 children have died from flu nationwide and although there is no running tally of adult deaths, the cdd estimates there are about 24,000 deaths a year. this map shows how the flu outbreak is severe in the eastern red states while california in green has relatively few cases. >> one, two, three. >> conrad has never in his live had a flu shot and doctors express urgent care in fremont, he decide today do it after hearing the reports about what is happening back east and watching his 23-year-old son suffer with the virus. >> my son just got really sick. saturday night, he said, dad, i'm deathly ill. he was sick for three days. and he said i think it's time for me to start getting vaccinated so it's my first time. >> doctors think it's a matter of time before the number of
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cases shoots up in california. this doctor has a prevention tip to go along with frequent hand-washing. he said there's evidence 15 milligrams of zinc a day helps. >> i can tell you i'm taking it. >> the doctor said it's too late in the flu season to have any more vaccine made and have it make any kind of a difference. abc7 news. if your family needs to get flu shots, we have a list of resources available at abc7 news.com, including the shu the flu program where children can get flu shots for free. new this morning, president obama is talking about a timetable for ending america's involvement in the war in afghanistan. the president has invited afghanistan's president, karzai, to the white house to discuss an exit strategy. in the coming months they will allow the next phase of the draw down, allowing afghan force to take the lead in securing their country. he said by the end of 2014
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america's war in afghan is stan will be over with length of work to be done at home. >> the nation we need to rebuild is our own. as we do, we have to take care of our troops and veterans who fought in our name. we have to group economy and shrink our deficits. create new jobs and boost family incomes. we have to fix our infrastructure and our immigration system. we have to protect our planet from the destructive effects of climate change and protect our children from the horrors of gun violence. >> the republican response by nebraska senator deb fischer recalls for reducing the deficit by cutting social programs while preserving the nation's military. vice president joe biden met with a group from the video game describe yesterday wrapping up a week of conferences about gun violence and safety. among the companies represented, electronic arts from redwood shores. many of its games have been
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criticized for glamorizing gun violence. mr. biden commented the newtown tragedy is a watershed moment in history. >> nothing has shocked more the consciousness of the american people like six and seven-year-old kids being riddled with bullets in a classroom, in a neighborhood in an area that was considered to be immune from this kind of behaver. the vice president will deliver recommendations on cushing gun violence to president obama by tuesday. a central valley high school student shot by a classmate is on life support in expensive care. the 16-year-old high school student is expected to survive. the shooter is being interviewed by police, who are trying to determine his motive. a vigil was held last night where thursday's shooting took place in the small oil-producing town west of bakersfield. the 16-year-old gunman walked into his science class and began firing with a 12 gauge shotgun.
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he didn't say a word. he fired at a second student but missed before the teacher was able to talk him down. >> we were all together in the room. everyone was helping each other. everybody was afraid that everyone was there for each other. >> police say the two victims were target the because the shooter says he had been pulleyed by them. new this morning a car wash fundraiser is planned for 9:00 in san jose to help a family who loft three members in an apartment fire. the december 29th fire killed go family members. the proceeds raised to the will help pay for the funeral costs. a series of violent attacks on women in san francisco is prompting new warnings about using your cell phone in public. it's a growing problem. last year half of all robberies involved stealing an electronic device. we have the story.
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this woman walking along polk street was texting and not looking up. it's in attention like this that san francisco police says makes people vulnerable to snatch and grab thieves which is what happened to amanda's coworker. >> some guy came through the neighborhood, walking fast and swiped it right out of her hands. >> amanda, who is it not want to be identified, said she and her co-workers posted in letter on the window. it warns women that thieves have been active in the area. one was outside her home. >> we her the girl screaming and called the police, and it was pretty scary. >> those two instances occurred within days of another woman being badly beaten here on jones and california streets for her smartphone. tuesday another woman was attack for her phone and purse here at the bus stop. the thief used the stun gun. >> she did approach the victim, stunned her in the face, demanding her phone. during a struggle the phone fell to the ground and he stunned her once again in the chest.
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>> san francisco police officer said they have a description of that man and police are looking for him. all these thefts happened during day light hours. the bus stop theft occurred at 1:25 in the afternoon. many such robberies happen on muni. this video shows man sitting behind a woman whose face is blanked out. he grabs her phone and takes off. and this man grabs a woman's phone as the door is open. many women are now taking precautions. >> sometimes i'm on the bus, and i never take my cell phone out because it's risk. >> san francisco police say half of all robberies last year involved electronic devices. many of those robberies can be prevented if people pa attention to their surroundings. abc7 news. coming up next, remembering a bay area pressure. a look back at the life of one of san francisco's most famous twins. and taking a live look outside
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at the san mateo bridge. temperatures there in the individual 30s. it's going to be colder again tonight. lisa argen will have your what can we do with a brand new year, and a room
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>> brown. >> they graced countless advertisements and they weren't just guests at the cafe, they were entertainment. >> they wanted autographs? >> always, they would get up and want to take pictures and the twins would love it. >> central through the gray, they were as recognizable as sir francis drake's door men. that ended when one was hospitalized for alzheimer's disease. marion visited alzheimer's almost daily, thanks to an outpouring of donations that allowed her to stay in the city. >> people would e-mail with money to offer help and volunteer to donate. services are costly when you are elderly and you need care. >> vivian finally passed away, peacefully in her sleep. >> the brown twins were so impeccable in their identicallist, even people who
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know them for decades say there isn't a story, outfit that was just one of them. >> could you tell them apart? >> no, i couldn't tell them apart. i could not. there was no way to tell them apar. matter, you will not want to tell them apart. >> former mayor, willie brown, said the twins embodied the uniqueness that represents san francisco. >> one-half of the theme is now gob. a little bit of the city just left us. >> in san francisco, jonathan bloom, abc7 news. so sad. it is 5:42. lots going on weather-wise. >> yeah. we are certainly clear, but our cold temperatures sticking around. in fact, this morning plenty of numbers in our east and north bay valleys below freezing. here's a look at the north bay. partly cloudy skies, a cool afternoon. you have a freeze watch in effect for tonight. i'll explain coming up. >> thanks, lisa. also ahead, silicon valley car technology. we will take a driverless car
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>> good morning, everyone. you are looking live through the roof cam. notice the ferry building lit up in red. that's for the niners tonight, the kickoff at five. it will be a chilly kickoff. the full forecast is coming up in a few minutes. the self-driving car may be years away but it's development is yielding short term advances to make driving safer and easier. some of that research is underway in silicon valley. technology reporter david louie shows us some examples. >> we can all relate to this, returning to a parking lot we find the car is boxed in, making
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it difficult, even impossible, to open the door but technology can solve this dilemma. ultrasonic sensors built into the bumpers, along with driver assisted technology, can move the car out of the tight box. while there's a long range vision to create self driving cars, audi is working on incremental technology. >> we assist them in very predictable situations. we also can allow that he is a little bit relaxed on what's happening with the car, but he still remains behind the steering wheel to be in charge of what's happening with the car. >> audi is part of the volkswagen group that runs this research lab in silicon valley. more than 100 engine nears, designers and others are working on prototypes. here's another example of driver assistance. squeezing into a tight spot in the garage. while cars may some day be able to drive themselves, engineers believe drivers need to ease into it and to know when to
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intervene. >> if you suddenly introduce total atonnous technology, you don't know if the person takes over immediately, right? so we want to make sure there are steps that people have the experience and practice of being able to take over when they need to and then eventually it will be natural when they need to take over when the car is a little more autonomous. >> research such as this is often done in secret, but audi, by letting us see some of what they are working on, not only excites the public about the future of the automotive industry, but also gives engineers some motivation to look at their careers and perhaps working in this field. >> pretty futuristic stuff. i'll take whatever help i can get with parking, especially in the city. >> remember the parallel parking road test? >> a tough time. at this point i'm just glad the heater works in my car. >> we need it with temperatures at or below freezing at the north and east bay valleys.
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we won't be done with the cold for the next several days. in fact, we are looking at the frosty temperatures sticking around with a freeze watch in effect for the entire bay area tonight. right now minus 8 in truckee with minus 9 at the tahoe valley airport. we are looking at emeryville, where numbers here too are dropping another two hours, less than two hours. about an hour and a half to sunrise. we will see the cold temperatures at about 7:00 and then catch the 1:00 hour slow warming. in fact, temperatures today still below where they should be for this time of year. here's a look at live doppler 7hd. it's clear with temperatures right now in the lower 40s. but vending machines have a little bit of wind out by the delta. as a result, numbers above freezing here but 31 in concord. good morning mountain view, 36 for you and san jose 42. san francisco and oakland, 35 in los gatos. certainly it's colder in most areas this morning, anywhere from two to nine degrees colder from redwood stay along the coast, half moon bay.
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pretty nip by out there, but overnight tonight we will see less in the way of cloud cover, lower dewpoints and very little wind. with will have colder temperatures tonight and right on through monday morning. sunny and cool for the weekend. dry and mild into next week but the mild part of the forecast doesn't come into play until about thursday and friday. we've seen several weak disturbances along the short line the past couple days and they have stayed there. yesterday we saw a few showers out by the delta in the late afternoon hours. but today high pressure builds on in and that brings the partly cloudy, mostly sunny, cool conditions. so here's a look at the sky conditions. our computer forecast animation shows the rain showers continue to stay offshore. overnight tonight with the freeze watch, notice the 30s translating into the upper 20s in spots. so it will be very cold tonight with that freeze watch around the entire bay area with 28 forecasted in napa, 29 santa
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rosa, upper 20s for livermore. concord, about 30 so very little change for some of you folks this morning, into tomorrow morning, and much of the cold air is going to linger into monday morning. upper 30s at the coast and only 30 by santa cruz tomorrow morning. afternoon high temperatures, i said earlier they should be in the mid-and upper 50s. running shy of this with just 49 up in ukiah and clear lake. 48 livermore. 52 fremont. 51 around palo alto and monterey bay high temperatures in the low 50s, underneath mostly sunny conditions. for the 49ers game this afternoon and evening, it's going to be cold out there with numbers starting out in the upper 40s. we are talking about clear conditions and those temperatures will be dropping through the 40s overnight. the sun setting at 5:to 12. the look ahead, some frost and pretty hard freeze tomorrow morning. look at the numbers. staying cool until tuesday.
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wednesday we begin to warm up a bit. in and around 60 by then of the work week but we are anywhere from 115 to 130% of normal so the dry spell, it's okay. >> we will take it. thank you, lisa. you know, the bay area's microclimates present a unique challenge for the abc7 news weather team. they are going to explain how that makes the weather here different than the whether anywhere else during a special abc7 news special inside bay area weather. it tears tomorrow evening at:00 30 right here on abc7. a bay area start-up is asking for a somewhat unusual contribution from the public. it wants your organisms. the idea is to peak inside your body and surprise you with the results. abc7 news health and science reporter carolyn johnson has the details. >> for jessica, mike -- microbes are a win dough into the human
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body. >> everything in your gut, you are eating what you eat. >> she's talking about the thousands of biological hitchhikers that live in our bodies. earlier this year researchers at the glad stone institute at ucf did a detailed map that helped and catalog all the bacteria present in the human digestive system. they believe knowing which organisms are there and what they are doing can tell us a lot about what is going on inside our bodies. >> there's a wide range of diseases, everything from obesity to diabetes. >> to take advantage of that information, richmond and her team are launching a start-up called u-bium. it's like 23 and m it's head quartered at an incubator lab at ucf. doug crawford believes the project could pay multiple dividends. >> they are turning science into a business with success.
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she said once the dna is sequence, the company hopes to provide valuable clues about an individual's health style. >> it looks like you are eating more cash bow hydrate or you are drink ago lot of caffeine. she said the raw data could be compared to other databases, benefiting both individuals and the scientific community and unlocking the mysteries in our own bodies. >> carolyned says the test concept isn't the only innovation of project, it's actually being funded by crowd sourcing, using a popular site. the company has signed up more than 350 people in two weeks. prices start around $70 for a single test. we have more information at abc7news.com. coming up next, history will be made in tonight's miss america pageant. the disorder one contestant has
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>> the next miss america will be crowned tonight but one contestant is already making history. miss montana, alexis, is the first miss america contestant diagnosed with autism. she said she used to spend hours alone in her room refuse to go talk to anyone. even though she was considered highly functioning, she was ridiculed because of a speech impediment and intense shyness. >> growing up, i was a loner, i barely hung out with anyone. i would stay in my room for hours just not wanting to talk to anyone. the girl you are seeing now is not the same girl you would have saw ten years ago. i have overcome so many of my symptoms. >> alexis credits her family with helping her become comfortable with herself. she said that enabled her to get out and try new things. another contestant has made a difficult decision, miss district of columbia, alex rose,
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plans to undergo a double mastectomy after the competition whether she wins or loses. she's taking action to prevent breast kansas which are claimed the lives of her mother, grandmother, ain't and great-aunt. her mom was diagnosed in 2007. the competition is tonight at 9:00 right here on abc7. well, tomorrow expect some bart riders to be a bit underdressed, as in not wearing pants. organizers improv everywhere have declared tomorrow to be the day for the twelfth annual no pants subway ride. the no pants party starts boarding around noon with a group photo planned in front of san francisco's city hall at 1:45. last year there were reportedly more than 600 people taking part. the stunt first began in new york city in 2002 and now take place on transit systems
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worldwide. very luckily here in the bay area. next at six, the batman of petaluma. this would-be superhero is on a mission to make a difference. >> plus temperatures dip below freezing overnight. take a look at this windshield here in petaluma. i'm kira clapper and i'll tell you how people are embracing and you how people are embracing and dealing with the cold rig [ female announcer ] send a loved one a free kleenex® care pack of soothing essentials. go to kleenex.com and enter the code from specially-marked bundles of kleenex® tissues. because only america's softest tissue turns a gesture into a complete gift of care.
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♪ ♪ the best part of wakin' up ♪ is folgers in your cup to make peanut butter so deliciously creamy. ♪ it can even be a game changer. that's why choosy moms and dads choose jif. >> good hodges, morning, it's 6:00 a.m. i'm katie marzullo along with meteorologist lisa argen. >> good morning. this is not the coldest weather we will see. we have dewpoints up a little bit this morning. a few more clouds

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